Safety Resources

Here you can find relevant information about bike safety & transportation laws, rules, and regulations, and other valuable resources for Indian River County, Florida.

Road Maintenance Request

What is a Road Maintenance Request?
A request submitted to the appropriate government agency asking the agency to resolve a road maintenance problem.

What sort of road maintanance issues should be submitted as a Road Maintenance Request?
Citizens should submit a road maintenance request for anything that affects the safety of a road, bike lane, paved shoulder, paved trail or sidewalk for any user (e.g., motorists, bike riders, pedestrians) including:

  • Holes or significant cracks
  • Vegetation overgrowing the pavement
  • Trash, sand or debris
  • Landscape materials

How should Road Maintenance Requests be submitted?
To submit a road maintenance request, identify the agency that has jurisdiction over the road (as described below) and then email, text or call that agency using the contact information provided below. Generally emails are preferred because they provide a written record that can be forward if needed. Make sure you accurately describe the location of the problem. Include photos of the problem if possible.

​A great tool for taking photos of areas requiring maintenance is the free Timestamp app, which is available for both iPhones and Android phones. Timestamp can be configured to include a “watermark” with the location (street address and GPS coordinates) on the face of any photo.

Which Agencies Have Jurisdiction Over Roads in Indian River County and What is the Contact Information for Maintenance Requests?
See the map below for information on what agencies are responsible for road maintenance in various parts of Indian River County.

Maintenance Map of Indian River County Roads

Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Roads

In general, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is responsible for the maintenance of roads that are considered part of the State Highway System. In Indian River County, the following roads are part of the State Highway System:

  • US 1
  • Route 60
  • A1A
  • All bridges over the Indian River Lagoon including the approaches to each bridge

FDOT contracts out maintenance of all local State Highway System Roads (other than interstate highways) to a contractor. As of late 2021, FDOT was between contractors. Until a new contractor is engaged, maintenance requests relating to State roads should be emailed to the following people with a description of the problem, including the exact location and photos (if possible):

Kris Kehres – FDOT Program Engineer – kristopher.kehres@dot.state.fl.us (772-429-4885)
John Spivey – john.spivey@dot.state.fl.us
Kim Graham – kimberly.graham@dot.state.fl.us
Hal Lambert – BWIRC Safety Director – safetyadvocacy@bikewalkirc.org

Indian River County Roads

In general, the Indian River County Public Works department is responsible for the maintenance of all roads in unincorporated Indian River County other than roads that are considered part of the State Highway System. To report a maintenance problem relating to an Indian River County Road, email a description of the problem, including the exact location and photos (if possible), to:

PWRBSR@indianriver.gov

Hal Lambert – BWIRC Safety Director – safetyadvocacy@bikewalkirc.org

IRC maintenance requests may also be submitted by calling 772-770-5085 weekdays between 7:30 AM and 3:30 PM.  

City of Vero Beach Roads

In general, the Vero Beach Public Works department is responsible for the maintenance of all roads in the City of Vero Beach other than roads that are considered part of the State Highway System and certain Indian River County roads as shown on the map below. To report a maintenance problem relating to a Vero Beach road, email a description of the problem, including the exact location and photos (if possible), to:

PublicWorks@covb.org
Hal Lambert – BWIRC Safety Director – safetyadvocacy@bikewalkirc.org

Vero Beach maintenance requests may also be submitted by calling 772-978-4870 during regular business hours. 

Sebastian Roads

In general, the Sebastian Public Works department is responsible for the maintenance of all roads in the City of Sebastian other than roads that are considered part of the State Highway System and certain Indian River County roads as shown on the map below. To report a maintenance problem relating to a Sebastian road, call 772-388-8156 during regular business hours.​​

Safety Resources – BWIRC Advocacy Initiatives

Safety Initiatives Relating to Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Roads (i.e., State Highway System Roads)

Proposal for Making the Wabasso Bridge (CR510) Safer for People on Bicycles (August 25, 2015)

FDOT Wabasso Bridge (CR510) Safety Study (Prepared January 2016, Disclosed to Public February 16, 2017)

FDOT Barber Bridge (SR60) Safety Study (Prepared July 2015, Disclosed to Public February 16, 2017)

Safety Resources – Reports, Studies and Data

Local Planning Departments

Indian River County Transportation Improvement Program FY 2020/21— FY 2024/25 (June 10, 2020)

Safety Resources – Crash Data

Bike / Ped Fatalities to Date (updated regularly)